Geneva Vest by Fiona Ellis

Geneva Vest

Knitting
March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
636 - 1485 yards (582 - 1358 m)
Chest: 32 (36, 38, 411⁄2)(45, 49, 54) ins / 81 (91.5, 96.5, 105.5) (114, 124.5, 137) cm
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This classic vest is named for Geneva Misener (1878–1961). She was the first female professor at the University of Alberta and a vocal spokesperson for women’s rights in the province. The Geneva Vest has a timeless appeal, with cable details that are designer, Fiona Ellis’ hallmark, and a nod to the beautiful architecture of the university. Wear it in the fall, winter and spring—to class, to work, or to the park. You’ll make a statement, just like Geneva.

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 32 (36, 38, 411⁄2)(45, 49, 54) ins / 81 (91.5, 96.5, 105.5) (114, 124.5, 137) cm
Length to shoulder: 251⁄2 (261⁄2, 27, 271⁄2)(281⁄2, 291⁄2, 31) ins / 65 (67.5, 68.5, 70)(72.5, 75, 78) cm

Gauge:
21 sts & 27 rows = 4 ins / 10 cm over Stockinette Stitch using larger needles, blocked
Cable Panel measures: 41⁄2 ins / 11.5 cm wide x 51⁄2 ins / 14 cm tall

Materials:
River City Yarns Epic Yarn; 194 m / 212 yds per 100 g ball; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool: 3 (4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 7) balls. Our models are wearing a sample knit in RCY Epic Silver 0900.

Needles & Notions:

  • US Size 7 / 4.5 mm needles

  • US Size 6 / 4 mm needles

  • Stitch markers

  • Locking stitch marker or safety pin (V-neck version), spare needle (Scoop / Crew neck version)